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  1. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Just heard of this form group from a gentleman who just sold me a 08 650! I’ve been looking for a bike like this for some time! Officially second owner of this beauty. Looking for any insight on things to look out for, or just basic tips about maintenance!
  2. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Good evening guys and gals, I’m Johnny and I just purchased my first strommmm today. I’m a 31 year old retired veteran living up north in NH. The bike is a 2014 vstrom 1000 in like New condition, and I just drove it 100 miles home in forty degree weather brrrrrrr. It’s completely stock aside...
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi all - I'm new to motorcycling and to the forum. I'm looking at an adventure bike, and have come to see the V-strom as an affordable and versatile option to bikes like the BMW F800. Part of the appeal is actually this forum - a community for advice and support is very appealing. I'm...
  4. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello, I wanted to introduce myself. I'm coming off of a 2008 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive (scooter) that I've had since new and put about 21,000 miles on. Added a Russel Day-Long seat, audio communication system, stiffer rear forks, etc. to make it a nice touring machine. I don't get a lot of...
  5. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster. Seemed time. Introduction I spent a while checking out the crowd and the bike before pulling the trigger on a 2007 V-Strom 650 Adventure I found on craigslist. Probably the most legit transaction I've ever had on Craigslist... Anyway. The...
  6. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi, been riding my new wee... such a fun bike. :) I am excited to start doing mods as well as the maintenance. My question is about how best to do the maint (oil change, cleaning, etc). What I am talking about is to stand the bike up... the side stand does not allow for fluid changes or tire...
  7. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    HI Everyone, great to on here! Oct 2015 was the year I became sensible enough to own a bike, so got my license and my "2014 Wee-Strom", happy days. I commute to work about 20 miles everyday, have great choice of varying routes, and have an "all the gear no idea approach". Happy riding in the...
  8. Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi everyone. Just a quick intro from a V-Strom newbie in BRisbane Australia. I've had sports bikes all my life, but finding now that I don't need to go as quick that I am preferring a more upright seating position and longer suspension. I love to get away for long country rides and given the...
  9. Euro Troopers!
    Hi Everyone! I am absolutely new to the whole forum "thing" and I hope that I am writing to the right people :) I am a 23 years old Wee-Strom owner (2009 model - 30,000 kilometers on it) and I am preparing for a trip of 1,126 Km (700 miles) from London to Marseille, southern France. Problem is...
  10. General V-Strom Discussion
    Hi All, I recently bought a 2005 V-strom DL650 that I love :hurray: The bike has 10,000 lies on it and was well cared for by the previous owner. I'm wanting to take good care of this bike as well. What are the basics for DIY bike maintenance that I can handle myself? Things like chain...
  11. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I'm a newbee looking for a V-Strom online - more info - any thoughts on buying and shippting a DL650 online w/o seeing it first?
  12. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I found the best way to quickly become aquainted with your new bike. First you have to find one 2246 miles away. Next you fly out to pick it up and ride it back! I just returned to Colorado from picking my '07 Wee Strom up in Florida and I have to say the V-Strom was a great choice. I spent a...
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